Siamand Mustafa is now facing legal action after lying to his subscribers that the blue light display at the Pyramids of Giza was a gender reveal stunt for his unborn child.
The YouTuber claimed that he had spent days to secure permission and other legalities for his stunt at the iconic pyramids. A heated debate soon erupted on social media with people demanding why such an event was allowed to take place at the pyramids.
In the video that was uploaded last week, Mustafa, his wife Shahad, their daughter and some friends were standing in front of the pyramids while counting down to the big “reveal”. Shahad then pretended to be surprised that she’s expecting a baby boy and the small group cheered and celebrated.
This story soon caught the attention of Egyptian officials where they cleared the air that the blue display was actually to promote World Liver Day. The person in charge of the Sound and Light Company of the blue light show – Mohamed Abdelaziz – released the following statement:
“A few days ago, the pyramids were lit up in blue and orange in coordination between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Health on the occasion of World Liver Day, as well as on the occasion of the celebration of the elimination of Hepatitis C in Egypt… There are no private parties that take place in the pyramids area.”
Walid al-Batouty, an advisor to the former Minister of Tourism, criticised Siamand Mustafa for misleading the public. “The fictitious act committed by the Syrian YouTuber, promoting a misleading video of a gender party for his newborn lighting the Giza pyramids, is nothing but a clear lie aimed at false fame,” he said.
Abdelaziz also confirmed that he’ll be taking legal action against the Syrian YouTuber.